Suffolk County Council received planning permission to build a primary and pre-school to serve the new housing development at Chilton Leys in Stowmarket. The new 210 pupil primary school and 60 pupil pre-school opened on 5th September 2022 and provides sufficient school places for local children and help support the new housing developments in the area.
The school, designed by Concertus Design and Property Consultants, will provide a focal point for the local neighbourhood. The school has been designed to fit in with the surrounding residential area with a mix of materials to provide visual interest and identity for each area of the school.
Orwell Multi-Academy Trust were approved to run the new school. CEO, Anna Hennell James, said “Emilie Farrimond, Project Manager at Concertus said “The new primary and pre-school will provide a modern fit for purpose learning environment for local children, as well as helping to ease pressure on local schools due to the expansion of housing the area. Our design is focused on representing the schools’ surroundings within the colour choices and fabric of the building and creating a central community hub which will be both unique and aesthetically pleasing.”
The new site can also accommodate future expansion, which will help guarantee continuity of provision and meet future population growth in the area.